Sunday, December 2, 2007

50 Great e-Businesses and the minds behind them



I have just completed reading the book “50 Great e-Businesses and the minds behind them” by Emily Ross and Angus Holland. The book uses informative case studies to explore the great idea, how the business started, the business models and what made them different from the crowd.

This book features 50 stories of successful Internet businesses and the people behind them, including successful Australian e-businesses such as Wotif.com, CarSales.com.au, Seek, RealEstate.com.au, Crickey and AussieBum.

It also investigates big names like Facebook, MySpace, Skype, YouTube, Google, Paypal, eBay and Amazon. It hasn’t forgotten blogging sites such as PerezHilton, Treehugger, Blogger and Twitter and also includes some interesting success stories like Pandora, Digg and Flickr.

It’s amazing to read some of the stories where the inventor even in his wildest dreams didn’t imagine that his idea would be this successful, for instance eBay, Facebook etc. However, the uniqueness and the greatness of the idea meant that users started to flood into their sites within a very short period of time. However, on the other end of the spectrum, sites like RealEstate.com.au have gone through serious tough times before it really started to tick. In the case of sites like RealEstate.com.au, Seek and NYCGarages, the challenge has been engaging the tech-phobic industry with this new idea of e-business.

I am happy to categorise this book as one of the best books I have ever read.


Another book by the same authors is “100 great businesses and the minds behind them”.

1 comment:

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